Emery County Man Sentenced in Attempted Murder Case

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Chad Robert Snyder appeared before judge George Harmond in Seventh District Court Tuesday morning to answer to a first-degree felony attempted murder charge along with two third-degree felony use of a firearm by a restricted person charges.

During the court disposition, Snyder plead guilty to all three charges. In return, the first-degree felony charge was dropped to a second-degree felony while the other two charges remained third-degree felonies.

After waiving his right to a separate sentencing hearing, Snyder received judge Harmond’s ruling of 1-15 years in the Utah State Prison for the attempted murder charge and 0-5 years for each third-degree felony charge. According to court documents, the firearm enhancement statute will be imposed on count one, which will increase to 2-20 years, to be determined by the Board of Pardons. These terms are to be served consecutively with credit for time served. By pleading guilty to all three charges, Snyder waived his right to a jury trial.

Legal proceedings began following an incident that occurred June 29, 2014 at Snyder’s residence. At approximately 4:17 p.m. that afternoon, the Emery County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that a female subject had been shot by Snyder. When deputies arrived, they found Snyder’s wife, Misty, with a single gunshot wound to her arm. According to reports, the bullet traveled through her upper body, causing numerous internal injuries that required multiple surgeries.

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